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Tristar Food Wholesale Co. Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Sulfites In Heng Cheong Loong Co. Golden Raisins
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 8, 2015 – Tristar Food Wholesale Co. Inc. 115 Amity Street, Jersey City, NJ 07304 is recalling Heng Cheong Loong Co. (HCL) Dried Golden Raisins because it contains undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reaction in some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites.
The recalled HCL Dried Golden Raisins, a product of South Africa, is distributed in encoded 10 oz. plastic bags with UPC 6-930481-211418. The HCL Dried Golden Raisins were sold in the states of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina and the Philadelphia area. Products were distributed from July 01, 2015 – Oct 05, 2015.
This recall was initiated after NYSDAM sampling and analysis revealed the presence of undeclared sulfites in Heng Cheong Loong Co. Golden Raisins.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Consumers who have purchased HCL Dried Golden Raisins should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (201)938-2590 (Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm EST).
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA’s Flickr Photostream.